There’s a fascinating passage on pg 164-165 of The Unwinding by George Packer, talking about the evolution of lobbying in the United States: Quinn and Gillespie considered themselves the smart guys in the business. Lobbying was no longer about opening one door for a client—power in Washington had become too diffuse for that. It was […]
who’s more popular on twitter? the UK’s top research universities or academic blogs and viral feeds?
Comparing the follower counts for Twitter feeds based on the 2014 REF results (i.e. I mean ‘top’ in a very narrow sense) and an unsystematically chosen selection of the Twitter feeds I’ve been scrutinising this morning as I finish off the book. Oxford University: 231,000 Cambridge University: 200,000 Shit Academics Say: 129,000 Nein Quarterly: 114,000 Lego Academics: […]